nearly jump out of (one's) skin

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nearly jump out of (one's) skin

To physically recoil or flinch in fear or surprise. My goodness, I nearly jumped out of my skin when that alarm went off in the middle of the night.
See also: jump, nearly, of, out, skin
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When the lady got to the hiding place, Out jumped his twin with a scary face, The poor lady nearly jumped out of her skin, She was not amused and cross with that twin.
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